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Dine-To-Donate for Great Notch Volunteer Fire Company at The Kitch in Little Falls

Mon, October 14, 11:00 AM

The Kitch, Little Falls

Dine-To-Donate for Great Notch Volunteer Fire ...

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Add to My Calendar 10/14/2019 11:00am 10/15/2019 8:00am America/New_York Dine-To-Donate for Great Notch Volunteer Fire Company at The Kitch in Little Falls

Please support the Great Notch Volunteer Fire Company in Little Falls by dining at The Kitch every Monday in October! With the coupon on the flyer, the restaurant will donate 25% of your total meal purchase to the fire company. Dine-to-donate event dates are October 7, 14, 21, and 28. The Kitch is located at 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Little Falls and their phone number is (973) 837-8333. ...

101 Newark Pompton Turnpike Little Falls, NJ 07424

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Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 8, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Plans Trunk or Treat

October 7, 2019

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance will sponsor its annual “Trick or Trunk” on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the WP Boys & Girls Club parking lot, 8 Memorial Dr., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event cannot take place without the community’s help. A minimum of 50 trunks are needed to make this event a success. Consider volunteering or buddy up with some friends ...

Music to Come Alive at Three More Paterson Schools Thanks to Save the Music Foundation

October 8, 2019

PATERSON, NJ  – Things are about to get a bit more musical at three Paterson elementary schools thanks to donations from the Save the Music Foundation, Superintendent Eileen Shafer announced.

In partnership with Sound Start: A Sound United Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the PNC Foundation, students at Public School No. 3, Public School No. 12, and the Dr. Martin ...

Restoration of Historic Lambert Castle Gets Boost with $2.25 Million Grant

PATERSON, NJ - Restoration of the historic Lambert Castle and Carriage Barn got a major boost with the announcement of $2.25 million grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust last month.

The grant, according to a statement, will be  awarded in three $750,000 increments over three years, and represents one of only five large scale multi-phase awards issued across the state. Funding wil be ...

Dress Code Violation Forces West Orange Middle Schooler Out of Class

October 10, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Members of the West Orange Board of Education (WOBOE) and its two new student liaisons applauded Liberty Middle School student Justice Cillo-Smith during Monday’s board meeting for her recent courage after receiving two dress code citations.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, Cillo-Smith was issued a dress code violation for a shirt she wore while attending her classes.

Glen Rock Children's Book Fair "A Great Success"

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Organizers of the Glen Rock Book Fair were thrilled with the overflowing crowd for this first-ever event that was framed with perfect weather.

"We're happy, the authors are happy, I don't know how it could have turned out any better," said Jim Morgan, co-owner of The Curious Reader on Rock Road, and one of the event organizers.

The weather was perfect ...

NJ TRANSIT Calls for Applications for New Customer Advisory Board

NJ TRANSIT has announced an open application process for its new Customer Advisory Board (CAB), a diverse group of regular customers of the agency’s statewide transit system. The new CAB was planned and will be supported by Stewart Mader, NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate & Chief Customer Experience Officer. 

“We have great expectations for this new Board,” said ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Thou Shalt Not: A Drama by Thinkery and Verse

Thou Shalt Not - Production by Thinkery & Verse

 

On September 16, 1922, the bodies of an Episcopal priest, Edward Wheeler Hall and a member of his choir, Eleanor Reinhardt Mills, were discovered in a field near the New Brunswick-Franklin Township border. The bloody, butchered bodies obviously had been staged in the positions in which they were found. Torn love letters lay at the ...

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Law and Disorder by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker ( 2013)

 

The premise of Law and Disorder by John Douglas, long time FBI profiler and his long time writing partner, Mark Olshaker, is this, “Whenever theory supersedes evidence, and prejudice deposes rationalism, there can be no justice.” Throughout Law and Disorder Douglas cites cases in which he was involved as a ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)

 

The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

Tips to Cope with Anxiety and Depression

We live in a fast paced world, seldom taking the time to catch our breath. Add to the general stress of life, a significant event such as losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, or another difficult situation, and you have a recipe for emotional overload.

Emotional overload keeps us in a continual state of stress and stress can wreak havoc on our system. While it ...

Finding Happiness in Any Situation

What makes happy people happy? Why is someone who goes through a tragedy or lives in a horrible situation happy, while others who seem to have it all are miserable?

I believe that true and lasting happiness is being able to tap into a deep state of peace and well-being within us, that doesn’t rely on anything external. It’s a feeling of contentment for what we are and have and not ...

Let's Help Rep. Sherrill Get Gateway Completed

October 12, 2019

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

To the Editor,

Fall is on the way, which means the leaves will soon be changing.

But there’s something that never seems to change: overcrowding, delays, and disruptions on New Jersey Transit.

As an Essex County resident who commutes into Manhattan every day, I know the travail of the trains all too well – as do all of my neighbors. Overcrowding at Penn, “train ...

N.J. Human Services Launches New Family Planning Benefit

October 9, 2019

Targeted Medicaid Benefit Provides Family Planning Services to Individuals Not Previously Covered Under Medicaid

(TRENTON) – First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced a new family planning benefit program for women and men with incomes that are higher than traditional Medicaid eligibility. 

The benefit, called Plan ...

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